bu11zeye (11952) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draft) Enjoyed this porter while rubbing elbows with the ghosts of our founding fathers at The City Tavern. Pours a mahogany body with an average beige head. Nose of chocolate, coffee, and molasses. Falvor of caramel, raisins, and some roasted coffee.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark amber color with a medium tan head. Spicy gingerbread aroma. Nice, lightly sweet molasses, nutmeg, cinnamon and malt flavors. Fairly thick feel. Very good!
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color, translucent, with a decent beige head. The aroma was full of nutmeg, cinnamon, licorice, and coffee. The flavor was more of the same with a definite molasses character...quite sweet. The feel was not too thin...not as thin as their Love Stout...wet finish.
Dorwart (2377) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin head which dissipates quickly. Light carbonation. Candy sweet tart aroma, with some roasted malts and a hint of coffee. Color is a dark ruddy brown. Flavor is nice and roasty with a bit of hop bitterness in there also. Pretty clean and smooth but a little weak in the flavor. Finish is clean with very little aftertaste. An ok porter but could use a little more body and distinctive flavor.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick and creamy pour...head wa inches tall and held its shape as it dropped down. Taste was the same...rich and creamy, with a nice balance of malts and the molasses. No aftertaste...a great beer to sit in front of the fireplace with.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This pours out a reddish-brown color that lets some light through and has about an inch of light tan head that quickly dies down to a cap of bubbles. Leaves a good bit of lacing rings around the glass that sticks around for a while. Smells more of a brown ale then your typical porter, with slightly sweet malts coming though with light scents of coffee and chocolate. Sweet malts and a bit of nuttiness are the main factors in the taste with a good amount of hops as well. Overall a very mild taste and smell. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but well carbonated and the drinkability is not hindered by any taste of alcohol. This is a decent beer that seems more of a hybrid of a porter and brown ale that is a little too light on the flavor for me.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very sweet, nutty, toasted grain flavors, carmel, very sour finish, sour overal for a porter, wich confuses me
jgb9348 (4751) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2004
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Real hazy/muddy burgundy/brown coloured body with almost no head at all! Aroma of grapes, malt, raisins and some caster sugar. Medium-bodied; Roasty malt taste, fairly watery with some mild sweetness and a metallic bitterness. Aftertaste shows some lingering alcohol behind with unpleasant maltiness. Overall, not a good beer, but worth trying! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 27-September-2004.
TChrome (1418) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown color with a nicely retained tan colored head. Aroma is smokey bacon with good maltiness. Flavor is even better with excellent balance between the malt and hops. This may not be a great porter, but it is a good beer.
pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours nice dark red copper but I can still see through the bottom of the brew in the glass. Head is gone almost immediately. Nose is malty, molasses, and smells sweet. Semi-full body with nice sturdy carbonation and a slightly UK hop finish (Kent Goldings?). Slightly bitter porter with a good malt/sweet finish to balance the hop. Not a bad brew, but can’t match the big boy porters with this one.